“We need to bring this message out to the world: That, this is not only Papua New Guinea’s river and rainforests, but Papua New Guineans are custodians of something that must belong to the world.”
The Guardian | Locals say the Sepik river region must be protected from ‘exploitation and destruction from outsiders’
Radio interview with Emmanuel Peni, Project Sepik about the historic Supreme Sukundimi Declaration against the Frieda River mine
Customary clan leaders of Haus Tambarans in Papua New Guinea have issued an historic Declaration to the PNG government. The Supreme Sukundimi Declaration calls for a complete ban on the proposed Frieda River mine, which would be the largest mine in PNG history.
Mining Technology | Just north of Australia, the island split into Papua and Papua New Guinea is famously underexplored, though over the years inroads have been made and tantalising glimmers of hidden mineral wealth have been quickly followed by some of the world’s biggest miners. Scarlett Evans look at the state of mining in the area, and just what the future holds.
OTHER SUBMISSIONS: Public consultation submission by Dr John Burton to the Frieda River Limited – Sepik Development Project Environmental Impact Statement with special reference to Indigenous Peoples and FPIC, ASM, resettlement and livelihood restoration, and mining agreement-related risks
On 31 March 2020, local Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Project Sepik submitted ten independent expert reports on the Sepik Development Infrastructure Project, which includes the Frieda River mine, to Papua New Guinea’s Conservation and Environmental Protection Authority (CEPA). View and download the 10 Independent expert reports submitted by Project Sepik on the Sepik Development Infrastructure Project Environmental Impact State including the Frieda River Mine
A local Civil Society Organisation (CSO) called Project Sepik, today called for the rejection of the Frieda River mine on the grounds that the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was ‘unfit for purpose’.
Jubilee Australia and Project Sepik released ‘The River is Not Ours’ report in June 2019 about PanAust’s proposed Frieda River Mine project in Papua New Guinea’s Sepik region. The report is an investigation of the project’s environmental and social impacts and the views of local communities regarding the mine.